Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Malala's letter to the missing Nigerian schoolgirls

A photo montage shared by the Malala fund shows some of the Nigerian school girls still held captive by Boko-Haram.( Image: Malala Fund)

The International human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has sent message to hundreds of school girls held by boko -haram  for a year after Islamist militants abducted them from their school.

 According to Mashable, UK, Malala Yousafzai said: "Please know this: We will never forget you."

"We will always stand with you. Today and every day, we call on the Nigerian authorities and the international community to do more to bring you home. We will not rest until you have been reunited with your families.

"Remember that one day your tragic ordeal will end, you will be reunited with your families and friends, and you will have the chance to finish the education you courageously sought. I look forward to the day I can hug each one of you, pray with you, and celebrate your freedom with your families," wrote Yousafzai.

The mass kidnapping of 276 girls on April 14, 2014, from a boarding school in the rural town of Chibok in northern Nigeria sparked international outrage and condemnation of the Boko Haram group that carried out the attack. While some of the girls made it home by escaping their captors and walking days through the desert to freedom, 219 have never been rescued.

Her nonprofit organization The Malala Fund, which focuses on rights for girls and women around the world, also issued an appeal for supporters to send their own letters to the girls. Using the hashtag #DearSisters, Yousafzai asked people to share a short message, or submit one through her website, to ensure that the plight of the girls is not forgotten.
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement Tuesday that he could not promise the girls would be returned.
"We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown," Buhari said. "As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them. But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the children that my government will do everything in its power to bring them home."
Source: Mashable UK      Link:

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